GNU/Linux? Was: Re: OT: Corel Linux (hijacked from Re: Chrome on Ubuntu)

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at
Wed Jun 10 17:53:36 UTC 2009

On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:24:02 -0400
Rashkae <ubuntu at> wrote:

> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:42:10 +0100
> > Chris Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
> > 
> >> The full name for your system is 'GNU/Linux' - The Linux 
> >> part of that specifically refers to the kernel (and only the
> >> kernel).
> >>
> >> Chris
> > 
> > This GNU/Linux thing has always bothered me.  If Linux is the
> > kernel, the indispensable OS, and the rest (GNU) is 'only' the,
> > well, the rest or userland, shouldn't we be talking about Linux/GNU
> > instead?
> > 
> > ...or Solaris/GNU as the case may be...
> > 
> > Cybe R. Wizard
> A perfectly innocent and inane question that's guaranteed to bring
> passionate responses from vocal advodates.  I don't know if this was
> deliberately such a perfect Troll, but that's the only result you can
> expect.
I haven't seen any discussion of this point before, certainly not like
those concerning Emacs vs. vi or KDE vs. Gnome, and can't imagine anyone
except RMS would really be vehement about keeping it the way it is.

But, if what you say is the case, sorry about that, didn't mean to
troll1   ;-]

Cybe R. Wizard -has never been called perfect at anything before
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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